Engine SsangYong D27DT

The 2.7-liter diesel engine SsangYong D27DT or 2.7 XDi was assembled from 2003 to 2017 and installed on such popular models of the Korean concern as Kyron, Rodius and Rexton. This diesel engine was created on the basis of the well-known Mercedes OM612 unit.

Ssangyong diesel engines: D16DTF, D20DT, D20DTF, D20DTR, D22DTF, D22DTR, D23DT, D27DT, D27DTP, D29DT.


Production years 2003-2017
Displacement, cc 2696
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 160 – 165
Torque output, Nm 340 – 345
Cylinder block cast iron R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 86.2
Piston stroke, mm 92.4
Compression ratio 18.0
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett GT2056S
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.5
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for SsangYong Rexton 2010)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

The engine was installed on:

  • SsangYong Kyron 1 (DJ) in 2007 – 2014;
  • SsangYong Rexton 1 (RJ) in 2003 – 2017;
  • SsangYong Rodius 1 (AJ) in 2004 – 2013.

Disadvantages of the SsangYong D27DT engine

  • The main problems of this diesel engine are related to the Delphi fuel system;
  • If the injection pump fails, then its chips will clog all the pipes, nozzles and even the tank;
  • A lot of trouble for owners is caused by failures due to weak electrical contacts;
  • Still here they stick and break off when dismantling the nozzles and glow plugs;
  • After 200,000 km, it is often necessary to change a turbine or an extended timing chain.

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